Chlamydia Screening

Remember it only takes one infected partner to pass the infection on so if you have ever had unprotected sex (sex without using a condom), then make sure you get a test. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. If you are looking to make an appointment at one of our clinics our appointment line number is 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm)  Clinic times and venues are available in the Services section of this site. unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex sharing sex toys genital to genital contact – Chlamydia is spread via infected genital fluids so you could be at risk even if there was no penetration, ejaculation or orgasm. Free Postal Testing Kits for those living in Dumfries & Galloway are available from all pharmacies. It is recommended that you get tested at least once a year, or sooner if you change your sexual partner. Before buying a self-test kit, it’s best to talk to a health professional, such as your pharmacist.

All you’ll need to do is take your samples and send them back free of charge. As an example, we’re currently providing a fully integrated remote chlamydia screening service to over 100 Local Authority areas around England resulting both in an increased number of screens and higher diagnostic rate contributed to the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. They can help you decide which kit is best for you and tell you how to use it. Reduce unplanned pregnancy rates. Not all clinics offer checks for symptoms so please check what is available in your local clinic when booking your appointment. Young people who want to get tested for chlamydia can still request a free testing kit by texting CALM to 6677, visiting www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.ukor calling 0300 300 2016 for Hampshire and Portsmouth, or 0300 123 7399 for Southampton. Gonorrhoea is bacterial infection passed from one person to another during sex.


Results can take between 5-10 days, but can take longer, you then phone us for your results. If you don’t want to report the assault to the police, you can still seek care from a SARC. To order a test kit to your home please call us on 020 8321 5675 or email: best2know@nhs.net with your name, date of birth and postal address. Your GP can usually also arrange for an HIV test. Even if you are unsure whether to report the crime to the police, it is advisable to get some medical support after a rape or sexual assault. For advice on Chlamydia Screening contact the Peterlee Health Centre Central Office on 0191 518 0557 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. You can call in and see us without seeing your GP first.

Fertility tests can take time and female fertility decreases with age, so it’s best to make an appointment early on. All the information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence and not shared with anyone not connected with the Chlamydia Screening Programme. Check out www.sexualhealthmot.co.uk for more information on Sexually Transmitted Infections; signs and symptoms; what a screening test involves and where to go for help. Most GPs provide contraceptive services including the Contraceptive Pill, Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as the coil or implants. Sit and wait clinics Mon 9am – 6.30pm – all ages Tue 9am – 6.30pm – all ages Wed 9am – 12pm – all ages Fri 9am – 3pm – all ages On Wednesday and Thursday there are appointments please ring for availability. You can also telephone the service on 01253 957171, email: healthadvisors.mailbox@nhs.net or visit the Blackpool Sexual Health Services website. A pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure whether you’re pregnant.

This includes tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, a range of contraception choices, free condoms and advice. We provide a complete range of sexual health services including contraception, STI and HIV testing and treatment, and psychosexual therapy services. You can be tested even if you don’t have any symptoms. To get free condoms go to the doctor (GP), local clinic or chemist. We can provide advice if you are unsure what to do about your pregnancy, but if you have decided on a termination and do not want to be seen by the nurse and wish to self-refer you can contact British Pregnancy Advisory Service on 03457 304030 for a pre termination appointment if you wish. I take care of the hygiene needs of a disabled/elderly person. The test may not detect HIV infections that have occurred within the last 3 months.

The service operates seven days a week, across five locations and the dedicated interactive website provides information and support, online booking (certain procedures only), ability to request a FREE chlamydia postal test kit and a downloadable clinic timetable. Poor sexual health can result in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV, unplanned pregnancies and abortions as well as relationship problems.